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ObamaCare Fan Admits Now She “Can’t Sleep At Night” Because Of The Law
NRCC | February 5, 2014

Californian Danielle Nelson, a self-described fan of the Affordable Care Act, overcame glitches and delays to sign up for a health care plan on the state’s ObamaCare exchange.

Despite repeated assurances that her current doctors would be covered – Nelson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year – she has begun to realize that under ObamaCare, Americans’ health care choices are painfully diminished.

When she went to her oncologist, she noticed a bright orange sign stating that Covered California plans are not accepted.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

Republicans have said from the beginning that ObamaCare is an unworkable and disastrous law that will raise prices and limit access.

From the Los Angeles Times:

After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office.

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.

Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients — and even doctors — as frustrations mount.

Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.

But when she went to her oncologist’s office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

To hold down premiums under the healthcare law, major insurers have sharply cut the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market.

 

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